How McCarthy’s removal as speak­er could affect Cal­i­for­nia Repub­li­cans ahead of 2024

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Mem­bers of the House vot­ed to remove Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) as speak­er of the House on Tues­day, putting the future of the Repub­li­can Par­ty in his home state of Cal­i­for­nia in jeop­ardy ahead of the 2024 elec­tions.
With­out McCarthy’s lead­er­ship posi­tion, some of the most vul­ner­a­ble GOP law­mak­ers have lost a key con­nec­tion to high-rank­ing Repub­li­cans, threat­en­ing their seats in a state known as a Demo­c­ra­t­ic strong­hold.
Sev­er­al con­gres­sion­al dis­tricts in Cal­i­for­nia are expect­ed to be high­ly com­pet­i­tive, includ­ing the fol­low­ing that are all cur­rent­ly occu­pied by Repub­li­can rep­re­sen­ta­tives: the 13th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict, held by Rep. John Duarte (R‑CA); 22nd, held by Rep. David Val­adao (R‑CA); 27th, held by Rep. Mike Gar­cia (R‑CA); 41st, held by Rep. Ken Calvert (R‑CA); and 45th, held by Rep. Michelle Steel (R‑CA).
Each of the Cal­i­for­nia GOP law­mak­ers rebuked the move to oust McCarthy, who became the first speak­er in his­to­ry removed from the job by a House vote. Fol­low­ing the vote, he said he would not try to become speak­er for a sec­ond time.
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